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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3203B Boston
January 25, 2019 10:00AMCalender

Charles Dana Gibson (American, 1867-1944) The Pelican Cage

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3203B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 25, 2019 10:00AM


Charles Dana Gibson (American, 1867-1944)

The Pelican Cage, alternatively titled Birds of a Feather
Signed "C.D. Gibson" in ink l.c., inscribed "Birds of a Feather" in pencil l.l., identified on a printed label affixed to the frame backing paper.
Pen and ink on paper/board, sight size 14 x 13 1/4 in. (35.5 x 33.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Tack holes to lower corners, minor toning and soiling, pale fox marks, not examined out of frame.

Provenance: The collection of Frederic and Jean Sharf, Massachusetts and Florida.

N.B. The label on the back of the frame dates this drawing to 1927 and indicates that it appeared in Cosmopolitan magazine in January of 1928.
Estimate $600-800

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Charles Dana Gibson, Frederic Sharf, Jean Sharf